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'01 XCSP 600 Darting

My buddies '01 XCSP was Darting all over the place this weekend on the trails. His skags were at about 50% and are 6" in length. All other components appear to be tight and in line. I was wondering if a shorter carbide would help prevent this as he is always riding on trails and no powder. Thanks for the help.

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They need replacing and stick with 6" if that was working well when they were new.

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Re: '01 XCSP 600 Darting

I don't know how it handled new, he bought it two years ago and this weekend was the first chance he has had to ride (Michigan winters suck).

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Check the toe-out. Measure from ski to ski 10" in front of the spindle, 10" to the rear of the spindle. I usually use the wearbar as the reference point, as it's consistent and in the middle of the ski. The front measurement should be 1/8" to 1/4" greater than the rear. Any toe in will contribute to darting.

When he replaces the carbides, consider going to dually carbides. They really cut down on darting.

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i had these same issues last time out (same sled).i replaced my skags and checked toe-out. i still believe my front skid preload is not enough.still need to adjust,otherwise i would have an answer
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